Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Workplace Abuse and Bullying Stats


Where can I get stats on the amount of workplace bullying in particular and maybe general workplace abuse? I couldn't find anything specific about this in the DLI collection.


You can use ODESI.CA to search for ‘bully* AND work*’. I found the following variable that addresses ‘cyber-bullying’ and context/location – in this variable, ‘school’ and ‘work’ are combined. Presumably you could find these separately in the Master File in an RDC.

You may also want to have a look at the General Social Survey victimization data. The GSS provides data on incidents that are both reported and not reported to the police. In the past the GSS has reported on Workplace violence which includes harassment which is the category under which bullying will probably be found.

Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics Profile Series has produced reports on Criminal Victimization in the Workplace based on the GSS from 2004 and published in 2007 <http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85f0033m/85f0033m2007013-eng.pdf>